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Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s edition includes SRT showing off the 2013 SRT-8 Core Performance models at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the Ram Truck Brand is the most improved brand in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study, and Chrysler Group dealers meet at the National Automotive Dealers Association in Orlando, Florida.

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U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Visionary Award to Larry Williams (r), Director - Interior Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC.

U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Visionary Award to Larry Williams (r), Director – Interior Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC.

  • Chrysler Group Director of Interior Engineering honored during 27th annual event
  • Award recognizes leaders “whose lifetime performance marks a career that affects the careers of many others”
  • Chrysler Group continues its nearly two-decades-long support of the BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference
  • Seven other Chrysler Group engineers received “Modern Day Technology Leader” awards at the conference

February 12, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Visionary Award (BEYA) to Larry Williams, Director, Interior Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. Williams and other 2012 BEYA recipients were honored at the 27th BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference and Awards Gala on February 7-9 in Washington D.C.

The BEYA Conference honors outstanding leaders in the STEM fields and provides excellent opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting. Chrysler Group has been the exclusive sponsor of the BEYA Gala for nearly two decades. Williams is the latest in a long list of BEYA-winning engineers at Chrysler Group.

“Larry is an accomplished engineer and exceptional leader who approaches both life and work with passion using his breadth of experience to create exceptional products while being committed to the development of young, talented engineers in our Company,” said Mark M. Chernoby, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. “Larry’s vision, drive and technical expertise has made him a valuable member of the Chrysler Engineering Team and a respected leader across the Company.”

Williams was appointed Director of Interior Engineering at Chrysler Group in 2011. In this position, he is responsible for leading and managing all design, development and release of all interior systems and components for Chrysler Group vehicles. He joined Chrysler Corporation as a product development engineer in 1985.

“I owe much of who I am to the strong African-American leaders who met adversity and paved the way for my success,” Williams said. “Inspired by these outstanding people and role models, I know that it is both my responsibility and privilege to lead and inspire the next generation. I am very appreciative of this recognition of my career accomplishments.”

The magazine also honored Modern Day Technology Leaders (MDTL) at the conference, “bright, high performance, women and men shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology who demonstrate superior technical skills and leadership capability, generally at professional through senior manager levels.”

The following Chrysler Group engineers received this prestigious MDTL recognition:

  • Mr. Anthony Abner, Business Planner
  • Mr. Uchenna Amene, Quality Engineering Manager
  • Mr. Mario Holmes, Chassis Project Responsible
  • Ms. Trudy Robertson, Program Manager
  • Ms. Nakia Simon, Senior Regulatory Engineer
  • Ms. Kejuanna Thomas, Business Systems Lead
  • Ms.Tracy Wilson, Program Manager
U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Visionary Award to Larry Williams (2nd from left), Director-Interior Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. Williams and other 2012 BEYA recipients were honored at the 27th BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference and Awards Gala on Feb. 7-9 in Washington, D.C. Also pictured (l to r) are Kim Topping, Director-Engineering & Industrial HR, Georgette Borrego Dulworth, Director- Talent Acquisition & Diversity, and Renee Wolf, Manager-Diversity.

U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Visionary Award to Larry Williams (2nd from left), Director-Interior Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. Williams and other 2012 BEYA recipients were honored at the 27th BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference and Awards Gala on Feb. 7-9 in Washington, D.C. Also pictured (l to r) are Kim Topping, Director-Engineering & Industrial HR, Georgette Borrego Dulworth, Director- Talent Acquisition & Diversity, and Renee Wolf, Manager-Diversity.

About Chrysler Group’s leadership commitment to diversity and inclusion

In 2012, the Detroit Free Press named Chrysler Group as one of the best places to work in the state of Michigan. Chrysler Group has been named one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine 13 times, and has been recognized six times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country’s leading corporations supporting diversity and inclusion. In 2012, the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Chrysler Group Corporation of the Year for its achievements in bringing more minority-owned businesses into its supply chain.

Also in 2012, the editors of LatinaStyle magazine selected Chrysler Group for inclusion on magazine’s 2012 list of the 50 best companies for Hispanic women to work in the U.S., which is considered the most important recognition of efforts by corporate America to promote diversity and provide career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women.

In 2011 and 2012, the editors of DiversityInc magazine named Chrysler Group to the magazine’s list of “Top 50 Companies for Diversity.” This coveted annual benchmark is comprised of companies the magazine’s editors believe are diversity-management leaders.

Over the years, a long line of Chrysler Group employees have received important professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company’s strong commitment to attracting and developing a diverse, talented workforce.

About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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Under The Pentastar

Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s edition includes the super buzz over Chrysler Group’s two commercials that aired during the NFL Super Bowl telecast, the introduction at the Chicago Auto Show of the Ram ProMaster cargo van and chassis cab commercial vehicles, the awarding of the Kelly Blue Book Five-Year Value Award to the Jeep Patriot and the creation of Chrysler Group’s new financial company.

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From left to right: 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee, 2013 Dodge Challenger “Core” model and 2013 Chrysler 300 “Core” model

From left to right: 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee, 2013 Dodge Challenger “Core” model and 2013 Chrysler 300 “Core” model

  • New models of DodgeChallengerSRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 offer a back-to-basics performance recipe for the enthusiast customers who crave the core power, handling and capability features of their cars
  • Newly added and historically significant exterior colors HEMI® Orange Pearl Coat, TorRed Clear Coat and Plum Crazy Pearl Coat make return on existing ChallengerSRT8 models and Dodge Charger SRT8 models
  • New 300 SRT8 “Core” model is available in eight exterior colors
  • New models expected to arrive in dealer showrooms this summer

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Under The Pentastar

Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s edition includes Dodge launching the Dodge Dart Registry, a variety of awards for Chrysler Group vehicles, and Road to the Ram Jam features country music stars auctioning off their 2012 Ram 1500s – with proceeds going to charity.

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Have a seat. Chrysler Group LLC gives a glimpse inside of the new Mopar '13.

Have a seat. Chrysler Group LLC gives a glimpse inside of the new Mopar ’13.

January 25, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. –   Chrysler Group LLC released an interior image of its new Mopar ’13 limited-edition vehicle, which will be shown at next month’s Chicago Auto Show.

“This vehicle is the perfect canvas for personalization and customization,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We couldn’t wait to get our hands on it and give it the Mopar treatment.”

The Mopar ’13 limited-edition vehicle follows the Mopar ’10 Dodge Challenger, Mopar ’11 Dodge Charger and Mopar ’12 Chrysler 300.

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Under The Pentastar

Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s extended edition wraps up big news from the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit including the 2013 Ram 1500 winning the North American Truck/Utility of the Year Award, the unveiling of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT and Compass. There were also awards for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan and Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne.

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Mopar Garage at North American International Auto Show

Mopar Garage at North American International Auto Show

Walls of Mopar Accessories for Dodge Dart, Fiat 500 and SRT Viper

  • 1,015 sq.-ft. garage and more than 300 quality-tested Mopar performance parts and accessories
  • Exhibit to feature full line of Mopar custom, commercial-grade cabinetry and toolboxes

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One-off 2013 Chrysler 300S in matte “Turbine Bronze”

One-off 2013 Chrysler 300S in matte “Turbine Bronze”

Chrysler 300 Motown Edition and a one-off 300S in “Turbine Bronze” debut at Detroit auto show

  • Arriving this spring, the new limited-edition 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown pays tribute to the Motor City’s resurgence and determination through unique style and sounds from original Motown recording artists
  • Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Chrysler Turbine, a one-off Chrysler 300S painted in matte “Turbine Bronze” pays homage to the brand’s Imported from Detroit roots and the legacy of Motor City’s ingenuity

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Under The Pentastar

Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s stories include a very special visit by Chrysler Group President and CEO Sergio Marchionne to the home of the SRT Viper, the Conner Ave. Assembly Plant; a trek to northern Michigan for an intense winter driving program; and an update on Uconnect and the latest advancements in easy-to-use mobile connectivity.

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